Whatever and Ever Today: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Same-sex marriage goes to the Supreme Court, amazing photos of the Egyptian Pyramids, behind-the-scenes Girl Meets World photos, and a new Mikal Cronin single highlight today’s news.

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Can You Hear the Wedding Bells?

Today marked the first day of oral arguments for two significant same-sex marriage cases sent to the Supreme Court. This morning, justices took one hour to hear appeals from both sides of Proposition 8, California’s 2008 ban on same-sex marriage. On Wednesday, the justices will take two hours and examine the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Meanwhile, hundreds of demonstrators are holding various rallies near the Supreme Court Building in support of same-sex marriage while groups of Christian conservatives and staunch opponents of marriage equality attempt to match those rallies by staging their own counter-demonstrations. Away from the capital, thousands of individuals have taken to social media, changing their profile pictures to advocate for marriage equality.

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Russian Photographers Illegally Climb the Egyptian Pyramids

Last week, a group of daring Russian photographers illegally climbed the Egyptian Pyramids and photographed their adventure. Risking capture and a potential jail sentence, they waited until the closing hours of the tourist site and hid from the guards. During their climb, they snapped spectacular photos of the pyramids from a never-before-seen vantage point: from the other pyramids. While The Airspace appreciates their bravery, everybody knows the Great Pyramids are best seen from the Pizza Hut across the street.

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The Adorable Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse at Girl Meets World

The folks at Yahoo TV have compiled numerous photographs and Instagram images from the set of Girl Meets World, the highly anticipated Disney spinoff of the 90s hit Boy Meets World. The forthcoming show follows Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard), the daughter of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) from the classic ABC sitcom. Fueled by a reuniting cast and 90s nostalgia, the excitement for the show is tangible even though there is no official airdate for the pilot. The series will also feature the return of Mr. Feeney (William Daniels) as well as Cory’s best friend Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong) and his brother, Eric Matthews (Will Friedle). According to Ben Savage’s Instagram account, Michael Jacobs, the creator of Boy Meets World will also pen the pilot for the new series.

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Mikal Cronin Reveals Psychedelic “Weight”

After signing with Merge Records in November, Mikal Cronin has received his fair share of good press and media buzz. This morning, the San Francisco-based psychedelic rocker known for his collaborations with Ty Segall, released a new single, “Weight,” off his upcoming sophomore record MCII. The song begins with melodic piano before kicking into a reverb and hook-heavy rock song, echoing the sonic flourishes of Kurt Vile and The War on Drugs. In April, the singer will start a North American tour ending with an appearance at the Pitchfork Music Festival.

MCII will hit stores May 7 on Merge Records.

This Whatever and Ever Today was written by the ever-punk Josh Terry.

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